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How far is Taplejung from Lukla?

The distance between Lukla (Tenzing–Hillary Airport) and Taplejung (Taplejung Airport) is 64 miles / 102 kilometers / 55 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Lukla (LUA) to Taplejung (TPJ) is 337 miles / 543 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 10 hours 33 minutes.

Tenzing–Hillary Airport – Taplejung Airport

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Distance from Lukla to Taplejung

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Lukla to Taplejung. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 63.629 miles
  • 102.400 kilometers
  • 55.292 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 63.557 miles
  • 102.284 kilometers
  • 55.229 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Lukla to Taplejung?

The estimated flight time from Tenzing–Hillary Airport to Taplejung Airport is 37 minutes.

What is the time difference between Lukla and Taplejung?

There is no time difference between Lukla and Taplejung.

Flight carbon footprint between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Taplejung Airport (TPJ)

On average, flying from Lukla to Taplejung generates about 34 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 34 kilograms equals 76 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lukla to Taplejung

See the map of the shortest flight path between Tenzing–Hillary Airport (LUA) and Taplejung Airport (TPJ).

Airport information

Origin Tenzing–Hillary Airport
City: Lukla
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: LUA
ICAO Code: VNLK
Coordinates: 27°41′12″N, 86°43′46″E
Destination Taplejung Airport
City: Taplejung
Country: Nepal Flag of Nepal
IATA Code: TPJ
ICAO Code: VNTJ
Coordinates: 27°21′3″N, 87°41′42″E